How to Bring a Houseplant Back to Life

If you’ve got a house plant that looks like it’s on its last legs, don’t give up hope, you may be able to revive it. Water and Light Wilt is the most obvious sign of plant collapse. If you pick up the plant and it’s noticeably light,...

Surviving the Loss of a Pet

Losing a cherished pet can be a devastating and traumatic experience. In order to heal, it’s important to give yourself the space and time to grieve.   My calico cat Murphy was 18 when I lost her. I’d adopted her from a shelter when she was 2....

A Guide to Gifting and Caring for Holiday Plants

From the traditional poinsettia to the big and bold amaryllis, holiday plants can provide a dazzling pop of color to your home.  Here’s a handy how-to if you are gifted with a holiday plant (or if you gift yourself with one.) Poinsettia With more than 70 million...

How to Prepare Your Garden for Winter

When temperatures turn chilly and plants start to sap, it’s time to get your garden ready for a long winter’s nap.  Here are some basic tips for prepping your garden. If you’ve got vegetables or flowering annuals, take an inventory of what worked and what didn’t,...